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" starts right now. jenna: hi everybody, thank you for joining us, i'm jenna lee. gregg: i'm gregg jarrett if in for jon scott, we are in the newsroom, "happening now", new details about terror plots targeting european cities, including plans for a mobile-style commando attack, how the deadly plot was discovered. jenna: live on capitol hill, brand new polling on which way the country leaning, less than five weeks before the mid terms. we'll talk to a senate candidate from an important battle ground state and the growing power of the tea party. gregg: in the bottom box, a reality show featuring a very, very married man who could add up to a whole lot of trouble for all those folks you see there. why this mormon polygamist family on "sister wives", that's the show, could face pretty serious criminal charges. jenna: "happening now", president obama, about to sit down with family necessary iowa for another back yard conversation on the economy. all part of a major push by the president, to rally support ahead of the midterm election. mike emanuel is there in demoines and you've been to a few b
on capitol hill and anne makovec shows us what to expect from the hearing. >> reporter: the hearing is just getting under way in washington, d.c. the goal, assessing what happened before and after the explosion in san bruno. the hope is that it will lead to stronger safety practices for natural gas pipeline and here's live look at that hearing. it is about to start in washington, d.c. it's a meeting of the surface transportation and marchant marine infrastructure safety and security subcommittee. you can see people are about to start taking their seats. barbara boxer there on the left-hand side of your screen. we are expecting to hear from senators boxer and feinstein. the president of pg&e christopher johns, as well as the mayor of san bruno, the california public utilities commission and the ntsb, which is in charge of the investigation into what happened in san bruno. last week, feinstein and boxer introduced a bill to double the number of term pipeline inspectors, increase the penalties for pipeline safety violations and require automatic electronic shutoff valves wherever possible. it
is going to break it down for us. what do these plans do with all that money? >> first off, the $50 billion infrastructure program would rebuild or build 150,000 miles of road, 4000 miles of railroad track, 115 miles of airport runways. essentially, that would be paid for with taxes on the oil and gas industries. it's a six-year program, no new jobs created immediately, and much of the criticism is that it is essentially a payoff to the unions. there is a second plan to be unveiled tomorrow, the "wall street journal" saying that this is a $200 billion plan, $200 billion worth of tax breaks for businesses. it would speed up the writeoff, for example, bill, you spend $10,000 on a computer right now, and immediately, that $10,000 comes off your business income, taxable business income. overall, no new jobs created immediately, some say that this is the president scrambling because his polls on the economy are looking very, very bad, and both of those plans would require a vote in congress, which is not likely. bill: wow, so here we are, post labor day. i can't think of a bigger issue in the co
this morning is what is america's core competency in your mind. if you would like to tell us how that can be nurtured by our leaders, we would like to hear that as well where we are going to get to your calls right away if we can get our producers to get some calls on the line while we are talking to you about america's core competency. we went to wikipedia which, as you know, is the self edited by people all rumble world really -- all are around the world really. we want to give you some statistics about the united states for its land mass. over 3.79 million square miles. 300 million people. the united states is the third or fourth largest country by a total area and the third largest both by land area of population. it is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multi- cultural nations, the product of a large-scale immigration from many countries. the u.s. economy is the world's largest national gdp of $14.30 trillion and a quarter of the nominal global gdp and one-fifth of the gdp at purchasing power parity. that is the size and the economics of the united states. one of the poss
in the congress and for all of us. and republican ad wizards find a new way to make the house speaker look bad. this hour on nancy pelosi is responding to her harshest critics and the fear of losing control of the house of representatives. >> and you may soon need a prescription, yes, a prescription for some of the most popular over-the-counter cough medicines. there's growing concern that popular brands are being abused with deadly results. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a big curtain call for a dramatic primary season. seven states and the district of columbia are voting right now. the results are will set the tone headed to the midterm election. that could be the game changer for the entire country. check out the top races and the campaign trends being put to the test on this day in the delaware gop senate race, it's moderate congressman mike castle versus tea party candidate, christine o'donnell. the tea party could deliver one of the most devastating blows yet to the republican political establishment. >>> in new york, the veteran democratic congressman, charlie ran
comment. >> even if they don't stop it the u.s. supreme court may intervene and say go forward. >> reporter: if all goes ahead this will be the state's first in nearly five years, a judge halted them after he said the procedures for preparing and administering the drugs were not clear, recordkeeping was bad and the death chamber was too dimly lit for staff to monitor their procedures. the judge said he is allowing it to proceed because a supreme court ruling upheld lethal injections in kentucky and because ohio and washington state also have had 1 drug lethal injections for a year with no reported problems. that even as he presides over a lawsuit challenging the very same procedures. brown had a choice by noon yesterday to choose either a one drug injection or a three drug cocktail. he did neither. coming up we are going to tell you how the prison officials here at san quintin right now appear to be the only ones that could stay the, excuse themselves in a manner of speaking. live at san quintin, kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we will continue to follow this story through
>> did mika say be there or be square? >> she did. >> thanks for being with us. if you are in delaware, vote carefully. >> it's "morning joe" right now it's the "daily rundown." >> it this morning as delaware goes so goes republican hopes for taking the senate. we're live on the ground in the most watched race of the day. plus, just what is it the republican position on tax cuts? the "daily rundown" interview with mitch mcconnell. we'll ask him about his dispute with john boehner and after a year in an iranian prison, sharh shourd is released. good morning. it's tuesday, september 14th, 2010. 49 days until the midterm elections. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm chuck todd. we'll start in tehran with the developing story. sarah shourd was released from iranian custody. not quite free filling out paperwork. andrea mitchell broke the story and she has the latest on the ground in tehran. andrea, take it away. >> reporter: well, chuck and savannah, this is obviously emotional. it's an up and down crazy kind of story. sarah shourd has been released. the iranian government announc
might be using public transportation some time today. now take a look at his picture this morning. the man police are looking for has sf tattooed on his face under his right eye. he still has family and what police are call yang societies here. his name is demere sai lacko, 58 fight 170 pounds with brown eyes and black eye and has other tatoos on his neck and was last seen walking around without his shirt and just wearing jeans. police are searching for hip because he is tied a rape, robbery and beating yesterday in the housing authority development. he is upon parole. we checked in here with the officers at the about view police station which deals with crimes from the district. this morning we know sha lacko has not been arrested and is still out on the loose. call 911 if you have seen this man. police do say they consider him dangerous. reporting live from san francisco, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> 6:02. the two candidates go dworch of california clashed repeltedly during their first degate deviced right here on ktvu. decrat jerry brown and republican meg whitman fa
from these marks, those are accelerate marks. people used gasoline, poured it on the beds and set them on fire. the two young girls died of smoke inhalation. >> "in session" on trutv. thanks for taking us through this. >>> punching a hole through the heart. they're putting their stamp on the voters. they may be setting the stage for the 2012 presidential race. >>> also, the trapped minors in chile are a small step closer to freedom. they're going to have the latest on the rescue operation and when the underground nightmare may finally be over. >>> and u.s. senators, beware. lady gaga has your number. but her star power may not be enough to guarantee the repeal of don't ask don't tell. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm suzanne malveaux. and you're in "the situation room." >>> some are calling her the new poster for the tea party phenomenon. she appeared front and center at a traditional show case for hard core conservatives. she's making her first appearance here in washington since winning the gop senate nomination in delaware and upsetting the party establishment. she preached a new kind
>>> tensions running high in europe right now over fears of a possible tror attack and is the u.s. at risk, too? >>> plus, a super soaker. tropical depression number 16 dwumping on a ton of rain on florida right now and then expected to head right up the east coast. >>> bristol palin's ex meets our own lawrence o'donnell. this one you want to see, believe me. >>> good wednesday morning, i'm chris jansing. live from msnbc world headquarters in new york. well, with the potential republican takeover of congress breathing down his neck, a newly energized and clearly fired up president obama is back on the road and he's got an awful lot at stake. this is the barack obama that fired up an electorate and took the white house. >> the prediction among the pundits is, this is going to be a blood letting for democrats. that's what they're saying in washington. we can't let this country fall backwards because the rest of us didn't care enough to fight. the stakes are too high for our country and for your future and i'm going to get throughout and fight as hard as i can and i know you are, too
the expectations of the people who will use our products. >> on august 19, an online article suggested that mcdonnell had exceptional quality control measures until 2002, the year if you assumed the position of chairman and chief executive officer. the article suggested that cost- cutting had a significant impact on the quality control standards and procedures across the company. are you familiar with that article? >> yes, sir. >> further, the article is critical of your ability to manage the consumer products business we are discussing today. is it possible at cost cutting contributed to the culture that created the quality issues? >> i did not believe that cost cutting contributed to this. >> do you think that's the cost cutting culture may have inadvertently created a situation in which santa recalls and processes that did not put consumer safety first could occur? >> no, sir. could i elaborate on that. >> while we have five minutes, but i do want you to answer. >> i do not believe that cost cutting nor financials were put ahead of the quality for patients at any of our facilities.
right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning. thank you for joining us on this wednesday, september first, i am pam cook. >> and good morning, i am dave clark. let's go straight to breaking news right now, this morning. we are getting word right now it appears investigators have uncovered a killing spree. officers just confirmed that two more bodies were discovered overnight in connection with an officer-involved shooting in richmond. right now bomb squad units are at two different locations. kraig debro joins us now with more. what do you know, kraig? >> reporter: this is a huge complicated case. there was a chance that ended up here at this intersection, the suspect is dead. his girl friend is dead. you mentioned that there is a possibility that there might be some explosives -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- out here, this is not the only location. there is a bomb squad -- we will get more on that later -- there is also a bomb squad in vallejo, so the suspect has killed at least two people but could be up to five. last night his life ended right here.
off richmond. ktvu's kraig debro is with two of the victims right now. what can you tell us? what did they tell you? >> reporter: well, four fishermen went out early this morning to fish for alba door -- to fish for albacore. right now, this boat is in the water. we can't see from here but thanks to everybody at channel 2 at the desk, it looks like we can see the boat is going down facility water. i'm going to talk to thomas deacon. he's completely soaked. he's been in the water. you must be cold. what do you remember? >> we went out, hit a wall, pulled one out. there was cpr. don't know about one guy. >> reporter: what did it sound like when you hit the rock wall? >> basically, a car accident. >> reporter: it must have been very dark at that time. >> you are right about that. >> reporter: what about the people in the boat with you at the time? >> one guy, i abbed ahold of him. i was trying to pull him in the boat. i seen another man go by. i tried to go by and grab him. i had too many clothes on. i went back, put my rain gear on, took my clothes off. got him to the edge of the boat.
they found 20- pounds of this ammonium, a chemical used to make explosives. this is the bomb squad. they said they cannot deal with this type of situation and they called in the atf instead and these two separate scenes. it wasn't just chemicals found in the upland court. the bodies of two women overnight. the police say it was a grisly scene. this is the home of 67-year-old dena allen. allen and her friend, carol smarkt, have been missing since wednesday. this is also a home where suspected killer efren valdemoro was known to say, sometimes trying to pass himself off as allen's son. here's where the story takes another turn -- police say the bodies of these two women had been in this home for a while and apparently during that time, allen husband, who reported her missing, had been living in the home. so he's been arrested and is in custody at this hour. how is this all connected to valdemoro? well, that's still unclear. police say all of this may not be connected to the hercules case in which valdemoro is suspected of killing an elderly man on friday. that man's son is still missing. if we
:00, and services should be restored in downtown orinda by 9:00 a.m. as well. and joining us this morning is janet keeter. she is the orinda city manager. tell me a little about what you have been doing to deal with this situation this morning. >> well, good morning. yes, we have been out here since -- well, the incident occurred about 11:30. and i think i was out here about midnight. it's been a long night for everybody. but between the fire department, police department, and certainly pg&e, it's been a good team effort to get everything back together and restore the road and gas line. >> reporter: i understand from the moragga orinda fire department that there was no concern at any point. once they realized it was not a six-inch break, it was a 2-inch break, that there was not a concern that this could be a worse gas being leak. >> right. as soon as we were aware that it was not a 6-inch line that we originally were reported, we then let the residents know who had been evacuated as a precautionary measure that they could return back to their home. >> explain to residents and viewers at home what
, not a run. i'm not getting on the train to da if there's running. >> there will be no running from us. we got a golf cart. i got, like, those tony soprano sweats, velour and we'll be smoking. we're in new york, we have msnbc and "time" magazine analyst laura halprin. chris jansing and in washington, d.c., nbc political analyst pat buchanan. i don't know if pat is lathered up by what happened last night. pat, we'll get to you in a minute. i was awakened though in the middle of the night by a three-alarm -- not tweet, a three-alarm column by mark halprin, framing last night in opinion pox lip tick terms for the republican party. >> so apocalyptic. republicans were taking a senate seat, there was a building block to get back to the senate majority. it's gone barring some truly unforeseeable development. absolute binary switch. republicans now almost impossible to come up with a way they get the ten-seat majority. in the longer term it shows the republican party has a huge problem. they've benefit friday the tea party movement so far. they'll benefit in november but maybe having a huge, huge
with us this morning. shoot me an event mail at way too early at msnbc.com. let me know why you're awake. or you can come text the word awake followed by your response to 622639. we'll read the best responses later in the show. the next 30 minutes will be a cram session for this wednesday, september 15th. a lot to tell you about today, including charlie rangel brushesing off ethics charges to keep his seat and the mayor of washington, d.c. losing his. plus, a little extra inning drama for you in the battle for first place between the yankees and rays in tampa, the reeling yanks blew a six run lead. we'll see if they could stage a comeback of hair own to get back into it first place, but first let's get to the news hive at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. we've got the results of yesterday's primaries. as i said in delaware, tea part i favorite christine o'donnell defeated mike castle to win that state's republican nomination for united states senate. o'donnell finished with more than 53% of the vote. >> we're in this to win. and we're in this to win big. and win big we did. do
. to us your thoughts about a story line of 1994 versus -- give us your thoughts on the story line of 1994 versus 20103 how can democrats governor's mitigate what many are talking about as a wave election? >> first of all, it is a different year, by definition -- i will start with that fact. there are clearly parallels to 1994, and i think there are pretty serious the distinctions. it seems that the series distinctions are that we democrats were asleep at the switch in 1994. we were complacent, we or smog, and to put it bluntly -- we were smug, and to put it bluntly, we were again. that is not the case today. we have been on red alert for a long, long time. no. 2 is that the republicans were identified in 1994. you mentioned this. they were unified in 1994. people forget the contract with -- some of us call it the contract on america. dee dee and i were talking about that. the white house was pretty smug about that. "no one is going to listen to that." newt gingrich, think of him what you may, and we have a lot of him -- he had atampa - lot of thoughts. the tea party has a downside for us
chairs. there's also an important warning to parents of newborns who use popular sleep positioners to keep their babies in place at night. federal officials say you should stop using them immediately. details on all of this in a few minutes. >>> plus, there are plenty of hot spots in las vegas. but this is ridiculous. the all glass facade of a new hotel is creating what some are calling a death ray at the hotel's pool that is hot enough to melt plastic. one person at the pool said he had his hair singed from the heat. more on that in a moment. >> let us begin with torrential rains and the threat of flooding on the east coast. the weather channel's jim cantore is in wilmington, north carolina, with more. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. something we haven't seen in a while, drizzle. we've had about a third of our normal rainfall we have in a year in just three days. 20 inches of rain, and you can see how high the water got here. traffic is moving now, but this is the debris line, these pine needles and leaves and whatnot because the water rose very quickly. let's take y
or did he steal the idea from his harvard classmates. they settled for $65 million, now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. monday, july 20, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> officials in bermuda are saying that they are still trying to assess the damage from hurricane igor. >> hurricane force winds and driving rain has led to extensive power outages. >> it looks pretty this morning. >>> also ahead, former president jimmy carter is in the house and we'll be speaking to him about a number of topics including the rise of the tea party, those two american hikers still being detained in iran and what he seeses a his own place in history. >>> on a different note, there are new problems for lindsay lohan. could the troubled actress be sent back to jail after she admitted that she failed a court ordered drug test. we'll have the latest on that story as well. >>> let's given with the damage caused by hurricane igor i
.n. the president of iran infuriates the u.s. delegation with his controversial comments about 9/11. this as two americans remain in his jail. this morning, the one hiker who was freed, sarah shourd, speaks out in her only live morning show interview. >>> and back behind bars, lindsay lohan faces a judge this morning after failing a drug test just three weeks out of rehab. and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, september 24th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. this morning, residents in parts of wisconsin and minnesota are bracing for another round of flash floods. >> really heavy downpours over the last 24 hours or so and they've prompted officials to issue evacuations, even activate the national guard in some towns. we'll get al's forecast coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>> and the latest ton actor that appeared in the popular movie "the 40-year-old virgin" who's now been found
commercial banking system to underpin and facilitate this u.s. economy of ours which is so great. it is time that the largest financial institutions in my words experience a little more tough love. no one escapes. that is it say we should not be tough because they deserve a threshing, because we need sound, robust banks in this country. today, i have offered only a few examples of the complexity of the issues that lawmakers, regulators, and the financial industry face. as with any piece of legislation, some within the public believe it falls far short of its goal. others believe it goes far too far. for the moment, we must implement it as prescribed. it is the law. opponents who are working hard to weaken its implementation and struggling to find loopholes already. others are insisting that it be implemented quickly and without exception as to the broad rules outlined in the legislation. this is to be expected and is part of our political and our capitalistic system. for example, the resolution process that i mentioned includes provisions that could leave it susceptible to political consider
this morning about what happened last night. family members tell us that 57- year-old dennis wayne dixon was shot in the doorway of his apartment, that is the apartment with the light on the porch and his stepson was tied up and beaten. take a look at this. paramedics rushed him to the hospital. we are told the stepson lived here with him and may soon be released from the hospital later this morning. the details which led up to the shooting are not complete yet. initially police confirmed this was a home invasion but the victims and suspects may have known each other. his mother was told her son pulled up to the apartment and exchanged words with the suspects which is when they tried to force themselves into the apartment. that is when dennis dixon was shot in the doorway. we are even hearing the stepson wasn't the only one in the apartment at the time of the shooting. her mother told us her son was a vendor of sorts and had a booth where he sold clothes and dvds out of. she said she could barely understand the bad news. >> she was crying on the phone but i could not understand nothing b
for the first debate. jerry brown and meg whitman let us see their different viewpoints as they clashed on issues. claudine wong has more on last night's spirited debate. >> reporter: both candidates are claiming victory. both candidates went on the attack. both candidates tried to convince voters that they can handle this job. now, this debate at uc davis was the first of three debates. there's another one right around the corner. you can bet this is being picked apart. california certainly facing a lot of controversial issues from immigration to the death penalty to the budget crisis. all of that was on the table yesterday. whitman apologized for forgetting to vote in the past election, saying no one is more embarrassed than her. she did not apologize for putting $119 million of her own money in this campaign. >> the labor unions and jerry brown have been joined at the hip for 40 years. my view is putting jerry brown in charge of putting jerry brown -- of the unions is like putting count dracula in charge of the blood bank. >> reporter: people we spoke with say whitman appeared to be
was carrying three viable embryos. one more than their health insurance was willing to cover. >> they called us, you know, and said, well, congratulations on your pregnancy and we'll be happy to buy in the insurance once you reduce, let us know when you reduce the twins. we're like, what? >> reporter: reduction means terminating one of the embryos in utero. staggering moral dilemma. >> we can't proceed without insurance, this could destroy us. i tell you, man, i tried for four years to get a heartbeat in that ultrasound, you finally realize that this is a life. i mean, i changed my whole point of view about abortion, about everything. >> reporter: luckily, it was a decision they didn't have to make. christie got them on her personal health care plan which covers multiple births. when it came time to deliver by cesarean section, scotch and todd were at the hospital alongside christie and her husband eric. >> they said, we're starting in five minutes. it was boom! we got the first one. what? you know, it was -- and then it was 9:40, 9:41, 9:42. bam, bam, bam. >> while you're processing your first
that would apply for the one set on wednesday. >> understate law the department of crepes said it would use a three-drug procedure in regulations they spent years creating. those regulations have force of law and so judge fogel is saying you can either have your rights unthe constitution protected and understate law protected but not both. it's completely unfair. >> reporter: the same judge, judge jeremy fogel, was the one who halted executions in california in 2006. it claimed procedures for the three drug cocktail aimed at killing the condemned was not clear, and the death chamber was too dimly lit to monitor the procedure. but the judge is now allowing the executions to proceed because of a supreme court ruling in 2008 which upheld lethal injections in the state of kentucky and because ohio and washington state have been using 1-drug executions for the past year with no reported problems. that even as fogel presides over a lawsuit challenging the same procedure. brown has filed an appeal with the ninth circuit court. what they plan to do if all stays of execution fail. craig devro, san q
to ask him, email us at mornings@cbs5.com. elizabeth and sydnie? >> anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in san bruno. >>> the coroner's office has identified a fourth victim in the explosion. 81-year-old elizabeth torres, a mother of nine. she lived just yards from the blast site. she was home watching the nfl season opener when that explosion hit. she got trapped inside. >>> victims of the blast were honored at last night's giants game. kids from san bruno baseball league took part in the ceremony. the giants donated $3 from every ticket to the recovery effort. that came out to more than $100,000 total. >>> there is much more coverage of the san bruno explosion on our website including we have raw video, news conferences, the 911 tapes, and some information as well on how you can help. just check out cbs5.com. >>> it is 6:06. let's get another extended look at traffic and weather. >> he anna, people having to use their windshield wipers? >> he nan? >> they haven't turned on the metering lights just yet. it's still 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. elsewhere westbound 5
to the two other americans still jailed there? this morning, their mothers join us for a live interview. >>> and zapping the fat. two new devices promise to help give people better-looking bodies without needles, injections, or exercise. can they really work for you? we'll tell you today, wednesday, can they really work for you? we'll tell you today, wednesday, september 15th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. christine o'donnell virtually unknown just a few weeks ago, but this morning she's officially the gop's candidate for the senate seat vacated by joe biden. >> o'donnell is now the sixth tea party candidate to win a race this year. but this morning, some are saying her win could actually be a costly blow to the republican's hopes of reclaiming control of congress in november. why? we'll explain. and we'll talk to christine o'donnell about her victory, straight ahead. >>> also ahead, for the first time, we're hearing from the connecticut doctor who was the o
are in the classroom? what reforms are working? and what can each one of us do to help? our discussion with around duncan, leading reformer and chancellor of washington, d.c. schools, michelle rhee, randi weingarten, president of the federation of teachers. and robert bobb, emergency financial manager of detroit and robert bobb, emergency financial manager of detroit public schools. captions paid for by nbc-universal television 0. >>> but first, to politics and the divided congress. what will republicans do in power? this week, republican leaders in the house unveiled their pledge to america, campaign manifesto that's the 2010 version of the gop's contract with america from 1994. the highlights -- extend the bush tax cuts, cut spending, and repeal health care reform. >> our pledge to america is that the republicans stand ready to get it done and beginning today. >> but the question is, are these new ideas or more of the same? here to debate that question among others, one of the architects of the republican pledge, the chairman of the house republican congress, representative -- representative mik
the damage around it, the location of the fatalities, all of those things so the information will help us determine the cause of it but most of the work on that site has now been completed so we're shifting to sort of the next phase which includes looking at documents. we're getting a good flow of documents from pg&e. we've given them an extensive list of documents we want to see. we're getting a good flow of documents from them. we'll be starting to visit the sites that control -- the control and monitoring sites at the milpitas and martin end that control and monitor the flow of gas through the pipes. so we'll start that visit. we'll start the visits to the two valves. the valves have been tagged which means to preserve the evidence. we've asked that the valves not be moved until we have an opportunity to examine them in detail. so we'll start that aspect of the investigation. we'll be looking at the seismic records to see if there could have been some seismic activity that re-- related to the breach of the pipe. we've started to receive some of the tests for some of the pg&e employee,
federal investigators this morning and joins you now -- and joins us now with this live report. >> reporter: good morning, tori. yes, it's been almost a week since this fireball and explosion and fire here in san bruno. there are still so many questions. the ntsb is out here this morning. we're getting more information about where this investigation is headed. key among the question is how did this start, obviously and why did it burn so long? let's talk about the cause. the ntsb has been asking for anyone to come forward if they smelled gas in the days leading up to the explosion. there have been about 90 e- mails sent to the ntsb. but the ntsb said they only had one person who smelled gas and that was two or three weeks before this happened. if they didn't smell gas, that would be a clue. >> if people smell gas in advance, that suggests a failure, where gas is coming out and people smell it. that's a different kind of failure than a catastrophic failure. that would help us determine the cause of this explosion. that's why that's so crucial to us. >> reporter: there's also the
. that reporter is sharing her side of the story with us in a live interview, today, tuesday, side of the story with us in a live interview, today, tuesday, september 14, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" this tuesday morning, i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm carl quintanilla in for matt this morning. we are following breaking news out of iran. sarah shourd released from the prison where she's been held since last july. >> it comes after months of intense negotiations. an emotional morning for shourd's family as well as the families of the two men being detained. what led to this morning's sudden release and what will happen to the other two hikers? andrea mitchell will join us live from tehran. >>> the alarm wag more teenagers are getting high. it's called robo tripping. it involves common cough medicines and could soon force you to get a prescription just to buy them. we'll get details on that just ahead. >>> plus, a high school football player's heart races as he scores the game-wing touchdown. not from excitement, he was actually having a heart attack
environmental disaster in u.s. history. we're getting a closerook now at the infamous device that what could reveal what caused the disaster back in april. the failed blowout preventer,ist's called, ncuw in federal custody, put on display in new orleans today. chad rogers now with more of the -- first time we've seen it -- out of the water up close, right, chad? oh. >> the first time we get a feeling of how big this thing really is -- really wa when it was down there. the barge bringing up the river. preventer.t the lower marine riser package. they put the kpap on that thing. or at least tried to put the cap on it? i have a picture here. here is the entire blowout p preventer. up there, all the way down. let me get it bigger. these are guys here. one, two, three, three men right there. and so this thing is just so much bigger than you think -- five stories oulr so, it would seem like there. there's the first video images of what we have on shore, on land. people getting video from it, on shore, pictures, sending it back to us. literally, the top of the riser, ca preventerhe blowout capped th
a back and forth yords deal. >> the judiciary appeared to use the release to flex its muscles, which highlights the deep rift in iran ejen amongst the conservatives. on friday the foreign ministry announced plans for her to be released on saturday, with the result of ahmadinejad's personal intervention and reflected his special viewpoint of this islamic republic of iran on the dignity of women. hours later the judiciary suddenly called off the whole release which was a very embarrassing rebuke to ahmadinejad. like i said, this really highlights these deep rifts and this struggle for the balance of power in iran right now. >> all right. nbc's ali arouzi, thank you very much. and now here's carl. >> jenna, thanks. >>> as the nation remembers the september 11th attacks on saturday protesters took to the streets, tongurning the day's m from reflection to outrage. mike taibbi has the story. >> reporter: they are by now familiar remembrance. >> adam -- >> reporter: the pause of the moments when the planes struck and the towers fell. the bells, the reading of the names of those lost. >> jam
henneberg is here with brand new poll numbers for us. le molly. >> reporter: hi jenna. great to have you here in washington with us today, we're thrilled to have you here. fox news is going to have a new round of polls from battle ground states every tuesday up until the midterm elections. this week, one of the most noteworthy results is in the florida senate race. republican marco rubio is up by 16 points over republican turned independent governor charlie crist. democrat kendrick meek has gotten strong support from president obama and former president bill clinton and is trailing 21 percent. rubio may be benefiting from voter unease over president obama, 54 percent of respondents say they want to repeal the president's health care program and 57 percent don't think the president should be reelected. >>> the republican candidate also is leading in senate races in pennsylvania and ohio. first to pennsylvania. republican pat toomy is leading joe sestak 47-41 percent, with 11 percent undecided. some say they want their vote to register opposition to president obama's policy. >>> and in ohi
injection to the state's former practices. the availability of the drug used had to be considered. the maker of the drug has said another dose of this drug may not be available until january of 2011. the execution would be the first in nearly five years and would be the last until next year. executions have been hold on 2006, when the federal judge in san jose found the lethal injection procedures were flawed which posts a risks of causing extreme pain in violation of the ban on cruel and unusual punishment. the courts are not the last line of defense when it comes to halting executions. governor schwarzenegger could step in. legal experts say although he's pro-death penalty, every case is different. >> governors have all of the facts in front of them and they know they are the last line of defense. and so there are a lot of -- there are a lot of governors that really, really take this seriously. >> reporter: the man skimmed to be executed is albert greenwood brown convicted of raping and murdering a 15-year-old riverside girl 30 years ago. 50 people have already been in- - have already been
saying i had no idea, the woman saying you used your sister's documents to file the paperwork necessary, whitman saying we had no idea, as soon as we found out we immediately suspended her. if you want to hear more from meg whitman, she'll be interviewed on "good morning america." should be an interesting one to say the least. >> we'll be right back. [croaking] let's turn over this log. yeah! both: whoa! i like the big black ones. i like the brown wiggly ones. mmm. i like the green crunchy ones myself. whoa. get out and explore nature. there are surpris everywhere. go to discovertheforest.org. [burps] anyone up for dessert? >>> welcome back, everybody. the worlds of high fashion and high technology have always been, well, cut from a different cloth. >> for people having any time, anywhere access to the internet, it months surprise the future of fashion is digital. here's daniel sea bearing. >> reporter: most of the saints during fashion week are analog. silicon valley entrepreneurs are trying to bridge the catwalk with the desk top. in this case, the ipad. in a sense the web is the new
after a startling health scare. why he says dumb luck may have saved his life. he's here to talk with us about it for the first time. >>> and a nightmare spectacle for tourists in las vegas. the trainer let his guard down and the lion lunged. all caught on tape. >>> good morning, everyone. and we're just days away now from the anniversary, the ninth anniversary of 9/11. and the imam in charge of that islamic center proposal is speaking out this morning writing in "the new york times" that americans should not, quote, back away from completing the project. as you know, that florida pastor is not backing down on his plan to burn the koran, and world leaders are really speaking out, everyone from hillary clinton to the pope condemning his plan. in just a few minutes, our exclusive interview with new york mayor mike bloomberg, and he gives us the personal reason he's defending the plan to the build the center. >> he's been outspoken on this issue. >>> we'll also get exclusive reaction from the top republican in the house. that's john boehner. he could be the man to replace speaker of the hou
years ago dr. richard edward lost the use of his hands in a brush fire. now he has a new set of hands after just the third double hand transplant in the united states. we will meet richard edwards and find out how he's doing in a few minutes. >> remarkable story. and live from new york it's "saturday night." 36 seasons. that's amazing. we had a chance to meet with the cast members about the new season. we'll tell you what to expect coming up. >> i left the studio yesterday morning. there was a line of people camping out trying to get into the show. >> they're out there now trying to pick up tickets. >>> first, with the mid-term elections around the corner a look back at the week in politics beginning with political theater. savannah guthrie reports. >> reporter: on capitol hill friday, more evidence of why some americans think washington is a joke. the comedian stephen colbert was billed as an expert witness on farm labor and testified in character. >> congresswoman loffgrin asked me to use my vast experience as a migrant farm worker. i'm happy to draw attention to this issue and i ho
meetings, town hall meetings and a lady asked a couple of tough questions. one was tell us about your faith. the other was will you eat one of my husband's red hot chilli peppers. >> i think he's been trying to do what we've been talking about which is connect and on different levels where there are questions, he's going there. that connection with the woman on the economy the other day, still sort of reverberates today because it was a seminal moment for this president and this country in terms of how people feel. he's putting himself out there. i commend him for it. i think it's hard for him. >> i think it's very hard for him. you can tell with him answering that question. >> i read the "times" story. as a guy who grew up in a southern baptist church. my parents took me there in the morning. they made me go to training union at night even when the super bowl was on. we were there wednesday night. we were there friday night. i grew up in an evangelical culture. i see you smirking wondering what happened to me. so i look through that statement, and when he says things like, jesus died for m
been able to use this device to their advantage. we're told by the distributor that that high-pitched noise this thing makes has made its way on to the internet. he says young people have been able to download that sound on to their cell phones as ring tones so when their cell phones ring, they can hear the sound but their parents and teachers cannot. brian todd, cnn, washington. >>> they are sounding the anti-loitering device for me right now. so i better turn it over to my colleague tony harris. happy labor day to you. >> nod yand to you, jim. >>> live from studio 7 at cnn headquarters, the big stories for monday, september 6th. this is labor day. new cnn polling indicates democrats may be cruising toward a november bruising. the cnn election express stops at a state fair to ask why. as campaign season kicks into overdrive. >>> they are taking the people's money that in all honesty the people could spend better themselves. >> the underemployed, unskilled, discouraged or working part-time jobs just to get by. one man's story is straight ahead. >> what we are going to do? it's
would we do, you and i? >> great stuff with chrissie hind. >> took us both back to the '80s. >> elementary school, i was just a babe. have a great weekend. >>> live from studio 7 at the cnn world headquarters in atlanta, i'm don lemon. >>> banged up new yorkers have some cleaning up to do. a freak but fast storm rolls over the city with very destructive force. >>> the government revoking a breast cancer drug. studies question whether it works. >> i couldn't say that avastin is the reason i lived longer than i expected. i say it's a combination of a lot of things. >>> mens forced to work in factories and mines under brutal conditions. american p.o.w.s return to japan looking for an apology. >> our needs are simple. >> we'll update you on that story. >>> good morning, i'm don lemon. tony is off today. those stories and your comments right here, right now in the cnn newsroom. we start with this story. who is this woman? and why is she about to have a big influence over your finances? she is, of course, elizabeth warren, and today president obama appoints her to help establish t
for an exclusive interview. a short time ago. christiane, so good of you to join us from jerusalem. is hillary clinton making any progress? >> good morning, robin. she says yes. all the officials say yes, including the participants. benjamin netanyahu and mahmoud abbas. apparently they've gotten down to core issues already. and they're doing that in a serious way. but the ten-ton elephant in the room is the moratorium of settlement building. i asked secretary clinton if there was any flexibility towards keeping the moratorium on? she wouldn't go into specifics, other than to say the two sides must stay at the table. there is this moratorium that's looming on the horizon. are the talks going in a constructive way? >> yes. i would say they're in a constructive channel. and that has been, you know, reassuring to us. >> president obama has said that given the talks going in a constructive way, there should be -- israel should continue the moratorium on settlements. do you believe that that will happen? >> well, that certainly is our hope. now, we've also said that we'll support an agreement that i
a guardrail sliced right through his suv. he survived, and he'll be talking to us about that coming up this morning. now, matt, back to you at the white house. >> thanks very much. we've got a lot to get to. first, let's go back inside studio 1a. tamron hall has all the headlines. >>> we began with more flooding in parts of the midwest. a levee is leaking in portage, wisconsin. some people have been evacuated. officials say if more evacuations are needed residents will have to get out by boat. people in minnesota are also dealing with major flood damage. >>> today a panel appointed by president obama starts its investigation into the bp oil spill in the gulf of mexico and the administration's response to it. >>> hyundai is recalling more than 139,000 sonata sedans sold in the u.s. because of potential steering wheel problems. the recall involves 2011 sonatas built before september 10th. >>> with the summer driving season now over, gas prices are holding steady, according to the lundberg survey. the average price for regular, now $2.69 a gallon. >>> comcast chief operating officer, stev
. >> young people have access to all technology. and they have the ability, unlike us, to use it. they know intuitively how to use these things. they don't have the ethics developed in life to understand -- obviously it's an extreme case of right and wrong. >> they can't figure out what strikes these kids as a prank ends up being something that costs a live. >> so ease sy to do. >> what is the nerve that hit everybody and us that made us say, that is the saddest thing? what is it here that is getting to us so much. >> i don't know. i think the kid -- >> the kid, kind of awkward, quiet sort of kid. >> played the violin. >> i also think he was struggling with his sexuality. it was a leap for him to do what he was doing in privacy and then to have it broadcast -- >> it's a type of bullying. >> which is so prevalent today. >> it went from zero to 200 miles an hour he was bullied and brought down by his own fears because they were plastered across the internet for everybody that he knows who is important to him to see. it's unbelievably cruel. >> probably including a lot of people who had no ide
. coming up at 6:20. mike mcintyre will be here with us to talk about the start of the new season. want to hear what he has to say. >>> the san jose sharks could not beat him so they decide to join him. the newest goalie to join the sharks on the roster is a familiar face to hockey fans in the bay area. niemi killed the sharks in the playoffs and led the blackhawks to the stanley cup. he was solid. but now he will be with team teal. there is a deal to get him. it will be made official. details later on. beefing up things between the pipe there. >> getting ready all these sports changes. exciting. >> it is. >> we hope mike -- >> i'm getting the chicken wings ready. >> oh, chicken wings, yes. looking over here at highway 4. an incident that just popped up, chp reported just a few minutes ago, within the last ten minutes, an accident reports westbound at willow pass road. you will find slowing coming through pittsburg and bay point in the next few minutes because it's blocking two lanes. that's not good timing because this is about the time we typically see a slowdown through antioch. spee
was shot and spoke to a man who lives across the street. he told us he heard 30 shots from what he thought was an assault rifle. and says he hit the ground immediately. it was around 10:30 last night in the 1200 block of 87th avenue. after getting up and making his way outside, he saw family members running out of that house, screaming, they shot mama. police are not releasing any information about the woman. but the neighbor told us, he thought she was in her 50s, living with her large family, along 87th avenue. the man said he had just moved into the neighborhood and hadn't had any problems. so this scared him. paramedics did take the woman to the hospital. and as i mentioned, she's in critical condition. we're live at police headquarters this morning. notice arrests so far. but again, we are waiting for an update from police. reporting live, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police in oakland are looking for two other leads. they both took place about 9:45 last night. and one of the shootings was deadly. the fatal shooting happened near a gunfight at 45th and international. polic
to be trying to find the cause for months before it's actually confirmed. but they say that they will let us know as soon as new information comes in on exactly what caused this pipeline explosion. here in san bruno, the investigation continues this morning. thousands of miles of pipeline will have to be inspected by pg&e as this investigation, of course, continues. the ntsb has been collecting evidence from around the blast site, pieces of the pipeline exploded on thursday leaving this crater in the ground in the middle of a neighborhood. the ruptured line was in a high concentration area so it should -- high consequence area, so it should get more stringent inspections. pg&e says the line was slated to be replaced according to documents. now, pieces of it have become evidence instead, including a 28-foot section ripped out of the ground and tossed 100 feet into the air by the blast. it's being shipped to washington, d.c. as part of the investigation. another big part of the investigation, whether or not there was a gas smell reported to pg&e in the days before the explosion. >> we are not
is closed near airport boulevard because the chopper flipped over on the freeway. sal joins us more with how its impact -- how it is impacting traffic. >> the chopper went down south. south of airport remains closed. the chopper crash caused a spill in the lanes. >>> seven people are stranded right now on a boat north of concord. the coast guard says there's 17 - -- the 17-foot motorboats somewhat became stranded last night near ryer island. you can see the boat right there. this was just a short time ago. the coast guard can't rescue the four adults and three children on their yet because the boat is in very shallow waters. the rescue is expected later this morning during high tide. we'll keep an eye on it and give you an update later. >>> 7:01. this morning, law enforcement teams investigating a killing rampage will focus their search on clues on a pittsburg landfall. kraig debro is there now and joins you with an update on this investigation. good morning, kraig. >> reporter: good morning, tori. we're at the keller landfill in pittsburg. it's a little ways away from the pittsburg b.a.r.t.
of the growing investigation. ktvu's jade hernandez joins us with an update. >> reporter: good morning. we've been out here since 4:00 this morning and we have been showing you how the authority is pushing the crime scene tape back. this crime lab vehicle was just -- has just been pulled into the crime scene within the last hour. this is video which we shot moments after the technicians began working. according to protocol, this shooting involved two concord officers. those officers were not hurt. those have been placed on paid administrative leave. the man officers shot and paramedics rushed to the hospital may have been a suspect wanted on several robbery warrants. they say two officers in a squad car patrolling around 2:30 noticed the man who matched the description. the officers tried to make contact along clayton road. the officers at some point in the chase got out of their squad car and an ralph the man only being described as a male in his 20s. authorities are still investigating whether the man actually opened fire on the officers. the man is at john muir medical center in walnut
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